Department of History – News
October 16, 2019
How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it
Essay by Rebecca Edwards, professor of history, published by The Conversation.
August 20, 2019
Connections: Discussing demagoguery and populism
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Michael Brown, assistant professor, Department of History.
April 1, 2019
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts honored student achievement in writing on Friday with the presentation of more than a dozen writing awards for essays varying from sanctuary cities, how democracies can withstand outside meddling, and the excavation, preservation and reconstruction of a London theater where Shakespearian plays debuted.
March 29, 2019
RIT’s Michael Brown has a passion for his students, and teaching history
Michael Brown, an assistant professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Department of History, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, recognizing exceptional performance in the classroom and a commitment to student learning. He will be recognized with a dinner on April 16 and participate as a member of the platform party for the university’s academic convocation on May 10.
March 6, 2019
Conference planned to examine the Trump era within U.S. history
A two-day conference examining President Donald Trump’s rise within U.S. history and how people are talking about U.S. history in relation to Trump is scheduled March 28 and 29 at RIT.
February 15, 2019
Rochester's Roots: Anna Murray Douglass
WHEC-TV interviews Richard Newman, professor of history.
January 12, 2019
Many Voices, Many Visions, "Douglass Legacy, Mt. Hope Cemetery"
WHAM-TV's "Many Voices, Many Visions" segment features Richard Newman, professor of history, and Olivia Kim, adjunct professor, School of Art and Design, talking about the life of Frederick Douglass.
November 26, 2018
Frederick Douglass historian David Blight comes to RochesterDavid Blight, a renowned historian whose new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, has been published to glowing reviews, will be in Rochester Dec. 3 and 4 for two engagements co-sponsored by RIT.
October 23, 2018
Faculty members’ new book looks at 2016 presidential electionNasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, edited by three RIT faculty members in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, looks at how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and American voters invoked ideas of gender, race and history in that election.
October 3, 2018
Professor tells abolitionist story in ‘Very Short’ bookFrom the Underground Railroad to legislative lobbying, a new book, written by RIT Professor Richard Newman, Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction, talks about the importance of anti-slavery struggles in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
August 14, 2018
RIT team identifies Frederick Douglass land deedA research team from RIT has identified a land deed dating from the Civil War that shows abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased property in what is now downtown Rochester. The deed is a revelation to scholars seeking to understand Douglass’s role as a businessman and landholder in Rochester.
April 3, 2018
Michael Laver receives ACE FellowshipMichael Laver, chair of the Department of History at RIT, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year by the American Council on Education. The program identifies and prepares faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration.